Warm Cocktails for the Winter Win
It’s cold outside. Let’s get cozy and we’ll show you how to whip up this super tasty Irish Coffee!
As soon as Christmas lights go up, we whip out the hot cocktails. From toddies to coffee cocktails, winter opens up a new world of warm and sometimes chocolatey cocktails, and this Irish Coffee recipe is one of my absolute favorites.
The Irish coffees I’ve had in the past have always been made with either dark or medium roast coffee. Sometimes, I think the dark roast is better offset by sweet whipped cream than the medium roast. So for this recipe, I’ll give you the option to try it with either dark or medium roast. I typically like my coffee high test, but I experimented using a dark chocolate infused coffee and it was phenomenal.
Floating heavy cream on Irish coffee can take some practice to make it “picture perfect.” So don’t fret if it doesn’t look like the pictures do. If the heavy cream is whipped properly it will float. It took me a few tries to get it right and for it to not just fall in like a creamer. To do it, gently spoon on the whipping cream, making sure to get it about an inch thick. You can do it, I believe in you.
Now let’s show you how you make this super tasty Irish Coffee recipe!
Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 4 Ounces Fresh Coffee [Either Medium or Dark Roast]
- 1¾ Ounces Irish Whiskey
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- Heavy Cream, Lightly Whipped
- Chocolate Powder for Garnish
- Cinnamon Stick for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Irish Coffee Glass
Irish Coffee: Pour piping hot coffee into an Irish Coffee glass until it is about ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and stir until completely dissolved. Add in the whiskey, and float the lightly whipped heavy cream to top it off. Garnish with chocolate powder and cinnamon stick if desired. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 210 Fat (g) 9 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 8 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 8 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 3